RESUMĖ OF F. BOTHA

FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Sc. Degree (Pedology) from PU for CHE
  • Sc. (Honn) degree (Pedology) from PU for CHE
  • Comm. degree (Economics and Business Economics) from UNISA (2001).

MEMBERSHIP

  • Soil Science Society of South Africa
  • South African Soil Surveyors association
  • Land Rehabilitation Association of SA (formation in process)
  • SA Irrigation Institute

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Functioned as project leader on a number of large scale soil survey projects, e.g. Donkerhoek Agricultural project, Mpmalanga
  • Pedological specialist studies for environmental impact assessments (EIA’s) as well as a number of economic and agronomic feasibility studies for new agricultural developments.
  • Lecturing experience of 13 years in soil science at agricultural colleges.
  • Consultation on biological and soil health principles on various agricultural projects
  • At present I am consulting on the following (see company profile for client list):
    • Precision farming sampling and mapping in the maize sugar and industry
    • Feasibility studies on new sugarcane and agricultural projects under irrigation in Southern Africa
    • Environmental Impact Assessments for mining and new projects
    • Rehabilitation of opencast mining soils
    • Wetland delineation
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